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Reasons to Move to Virginia

Reasons to Move to Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 26, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAWith wide open spaces and big city living, the Commonwealth offers plenty of reasons to make a move.

The home of more presidents than any other state, Virginia’s history is long and rich – and residents are continuing to grow the state by attracting top jobs and high-quality education while celebrating the past. Whether you’re looking for metropolitan excitement or country leisure, Virginia is a top place to live. Here are eight reasons to consider relocating.

City Living, Country Relaxing

No matter where you live in Virginia, you can have the best of both worlds. Major cities such as Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville offer thriving art scenes, public transportation, diverse culinary offerings and other city amenities. Right outside city limits, you can find the Atlantic Ocean, the Appalachian Mountains or even just wide open country.

Blast to the Past

As one of the original 13 colonies, Virginia’s history is long and rich. Odes to the past can be found all over the state with George Washington’s home Mount Vernon, the Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Williamsburg – just to name a few. Want even more history? Northern Virginia borders Washington D.C., so there’s even more ways to get in touch with America’s roots.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Looking for new job opportunities? Virginia’s job growth lends itself the ideal environment for starting or switching your career easily, with unemployment below the national average at 3.8 percent. Leading job sectors in the state include farming, military, service and business. In fact, Northern Virginia is home to six of the 20 highest income counties in the United States.

Quality Health Care

A top hospital is never far away in Virginia, with 89 hospitals throughout the state. Inova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and the University of Virginia Medical Center is highly ranked in endocrinology. Virginia also has a ratio of 127 primary care physicians per 10,000 residents, which is the 16th highest ratio nationally.

Earn a Degree

Virginia’s school system consistently ranks in the top 10 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress for school quality and student performance. In fact, Virginia has a high school graduation rate of 85 percent. And after high school, students have 176 colleges and universities in the state to choose from – many of which are nationally ranked.

Discover Things to Do in Virginia

The Old Dominion is also rich in arts and culture, with publicly funded museums across the state, as well as theaters found in cities and suburbs. The Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna is the only national park designed for us as a performing arts center. The Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra lead the state’s fine arts, and with Washington D.C. to the north, the Smithsonian museum system is also in reach.

Family-Friendly Fun

Looking for family fun? Head to one of the state’s seasonal festivals for some quirky fun and to explore your new home. At the end of July, don’t miss the annual Pony Swim & Auction, where wild Chincoteague ponies take a swim in the bay. In September, Bay Days celebrates Chesapeake Bay’s 400 year history, featuring live music and historical events, or there’s the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in May that hosts parades and bluegrass concerts.

Happy Neighbors

Virginia cities are often ranked as some of the happiest in the country, with Charlottesville most recently named the happiest city in America by the US National Bureau of Economic Research. And with high job prospects, nationally ranked schools and plenty to do across the state, how could Virginians not be happy?

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Moving to Lynchurg?

Moving to Lynchurg?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAIf you have just moved to Lynchburg, VA or are considering moving here in the near future, there are a few things you'll want to know about this great town.

People come to Lynchburg for school, work, or family, and stay because of the low cost of living and a high quality of life.

Lynchburg is a quiet city that's nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River. Boasting the combination of Southern charm, relative isolation, and diverse people moving to town, Lynchburg has a unique atmosphere. The multiple colleges and low cost of living attract the young and the young at heart.

  • Lynchburg's population is approximately 80,000, but including the neighboring communities it is around 250,000.
  • The cost of living is about 91% of the national average.
  • There are a full four seasons in Lynchburg. Summers are relatively warm and humid, with winters being much shorter and warmer than in the northeast.

Getting Around

There are many ways to get around Lynchburg. Here are a few to help you discover your new city.

Lynchburg Airport

The Lynchburg Regional Airport connects to nearby hubs, offering a convenient way to fly to wherever you want to go. Easy access and short lines make this airport desirable.


Like most small cities, Lynchburg has low traffic, meaning most residents have short and traffic free commutes. Once you understand how the main routes (501, 29, & 460) connect, driving is not difficult. It takes, on average, 17 1/2 minutes to travel across Lynchburg. Even those living just outside the city can easily find everything they need.

Public Transit/Bus Station

Lynchburg has both a public transit system and a bus station. Both are accessible to all areas of the city. The location of the bus station is close to Downtown and gives residents options to get around easily.

Train Station

Lynchburg's train station offers passenger service to many major cities across the U.S. Washington D.C. is a popular destination from Lynchburg; the journey takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Major Cities within Driving Distance

  • Roanoke, Virginia (1 hour)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia (1.5 hours)
  • Richmond, Virginia (2 hours)
  • Williamsburg, Virginia (3 hours)
  • Washington D.C. (3.5 hours)
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (3.5 hours)
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia (4 hours)

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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day Night

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day Night

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAAre you having a romantic dinner in your apartment in Lynchburg, VA on Valentine's Day? Maybe you just want to treat a bunch of your girlfriends to ladies night out. Whatever your plans on Wednesday night, these are the easiest (and most delicious) chocolate covered strawberries; and they make any night special.

(Easy) Chocolate Covered Strawberries


16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves


In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.



Recipe and image - allrecipes.com

Best Valentine’s Day Dates in Lynchburg VA

Best Valentine’s Day Dates in Lynchburg VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAValentine’s Day 2018 may be on a Wednesday but that doesn’t mean you can’t start celebrating early. Whether it’s a romantic dinner or an outdoor adventure, bring your sweetheart to Lynchburg, VA and surrounding area for Valentine’s Day to remember.

Here are 5 of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas in Lynchburg, VA, and the surrounding areas.

Ladies: Treat Your Gents to Trains, BBQ, and VA Craft Beer

Bring out the kid in your guy by taking him to the O. Winston Link Museum in nearby Roanoke, VA. The museum features over 300 black, white, and color photographs from the last days of the steam engines along the Norfolk & Southern Railway. Interactive kiosks and a 30-minute documentary film are available to learn more about the photographer and his project to capture the last of these powerful engines.

Head over to Lynchburg for an evening of great food and VA craft beer. Starr Hill Brewery’s Pre-Valentine’s Steal the Pint event takes place February 10th, at Fifth & Federal Station, 801 Fifth Street in Lynchburg. Fifth & Federal Station offers smoked meats, a whiskey and bourbon bar, and an incredible variety of mac-n-cheese flavors. Treat your guy to a brew from Virginia’s own Starr Hill Brewery and he gets to keep the glass!

Valentine’s Day 4-Course Wine Dinner

Magnolia Foods invites you and your date to enjoy a 4-course wine dinner, February 10th, 2476 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg. A wine toast will start the evening at 7 p.m. followed by exquisite foods and delectable wines. Tickets are $60/per person (includes taxes and gratuity). Seating is limited, so don’t delay reserving a spot for you and your date. Be sure to ask about Magnolia’s Valentine’s Day Take-Out Meal for Two on Wednesday, February 14! Shoe Lovers Unite!

Ladies Evening Out

Grab your BFF and head to Lynchburg for an overnight at the Craddock Terry Hotel. This boutique hotel was once home to The Craddock Terry Shoe Company. Over 2,500 pairs of women’s shoes were made daily, with over 100,000 pairs daily of other types of shoes ranging from baby shoes to boots. The historic building was restored in 2007 and has unique features that tie-in its history. Shoe-shaped signs label each door and a complimentary continental breakfast is served in an old-fashioned shoe-shine box. Head out to Lazy Days Winery for scenic views and great wines in nearby Amherst County. Celebrate the love of friendship with a much-needed girlfriend getaway in Lynchburg, VA!

For Little Valentines

The little Valentines in your life will love visiting Amazement Square in downtown Lynchburg. Amazement Square is an award-winning, hands-on children’s museum guaranteed to generate giggles and learning at the same time. Not only can they paint on the walls but they will love the Amazement Tower, an indoor play structure that extends through all four floors of the museum. Amazement Square is a great way to treat the little Valentines in your life.

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

For the ultimate Valentine’s Day date, take your sweetheart to Liberty Mountain’s Snowflex Centre. Located atop of Liberty University’s 5,000-acre mountain, the centre features breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The centre offers year-round skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. If you and your date enjoy outdoor adventure, make a date night of tubing and then warm up in the lodge with a hot beverage. Beginner or experienced, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is great fun for an adventurous date.

Lynchburg, VA offers charm, fun, and adventure this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate with those you love by cruising downtown and backcountry roads. There’s no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day; after all, Virginia is for Lovers!



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